Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s 8:45 AM round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here’s what we’re reading this morning, but let us know what you’re checking out as well. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality.
- Though the Charlotte city council has yet to take a position, Mayor Anthony Foxx spoke out against North Carolina’s proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships.
- Oklahoma state Rep. Mike Reynolds (R) may have failed at advancing his own version “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” but now he is trying to ban all municipal nondiscrimination protections for the LGBT community.
- The Utah House of Representatives recently advanced abstinence-only sex education requirements.
- Sweden may soon repeal its policy requiring the sterilization of transgender people seeking to legally switch their gender.
- The President of Uganda is worried about Western Europe’s “promotion of homosexuality.”
- A transman shares how disconcerting it can be just to use a public restroom.
- Chrisopher Plummer made history last night as the oldest actor to be awarded an Oscar, winning for his role as a gay father in the film Beginners. Watch his acceptance speech and comments to the press about playing gay: